Who Sang Try a Little Tenderness Besides Otis Redding?

Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul

Song: Try a Little Tenderness (1966) Artist: Otis Redding Album: The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul : Complete & Unbelievable (Stax) Most people probably know Try a Little Tenderness from Otis Redding, who made it the classic it is today. Redding recorded it in 1966 and it went to no. 4 on the R&B charts, and … Read more

Life is Very Short, and There’s No Time For Fussing and Fighting

Song: We Can Work It Out (1965) Artist: The Beatles Album: Yesterday and Today (Capital) We Can Work It Out was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and appeared on the album Yesterday and Today. The song is just as well known, if not better-known, by Stevie Wonder’s 1970 cover version, from the album Signed, Sealed & Delivered. At the … Read more

What Does the Song Mony Mony Mean?

Song: Mony Mony (1968) Artist: Tommy James and the Shondells (covered by Billy Idol) Album: Crimson and Clover (Roulette) Most people today probably know Mony, Mony from Billy Idol, but that is not who sang Mony, Mony originally. It’s a song from the 1960’s from Tommy James and the Shondells, a band of many hits, and many covered … Read more

What 1966 Song Gave The Lovin’ Spoonful Their Name?

Song: Coffee Blues (1966) Artist: Mississippi John Hurt In the song Coffee Blues, the legendary blues artist Mississippi John Hurt, in his usual good-natured way, talks about wanting a spoonful of something. He claims, in the beginning, that it’s Maxwell House coffee (he calls it Maxwell’s House), his favorite coffee that really is good to the last … Read more